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Name: YARMOUTH
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 08/08/1907
Completed: 09/1907
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 357
Dimensions: 235grt, 91nrt, 120.4 x 21.06 x 11.6ft; (1949: 242grt, 97nrt)
Engines: T3cyl (12, 20 & 33 x 24ins), 68nhp; (1949: Oil engine, 8cyl, 450bhp)
Engines by: WVV Lidgerwood, Glasgow; (Porn & Dunwoody Ltd, London)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 117737
History:
09/1907 Western Steam Trawling Co Ltd (SM Price), Bristol
07/1919 Saxon Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood
25/07/1919 Registered at Fleetwood
17/02/1939 Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood
10/1948 Chantiers & Armement Seghers, Ostend
1949 Charles & Victor Seghers, Ostend
04/12/1950 Wrecked
Comments: 1907: Allocated fishing registration number BL9 at Bristol
08/1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper
Armed with 1 x 3pdr gun & 1 x 7.5ins A/S howitzer
02/1915: Temporarily renamed YARMOUTH II
1919: Returned to owner
1919: Allocated fishing registration number FD334 at Fleetwood
1949: Rebuilt by Chantiers & Armement Seghers, Ostend
1949: Re-engined
1949: Allocated fishing registration number O336 at Ostend
04/12/1950: Stranded Scroby Sands near Great Yarmouth
Various attempts to refloat her failed
01/1953: Engulfed by sands in storms


Above photos courtesy of Barry Banham